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Trust for Public Land - Our Land, Ourselves: Readings on People and Place
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    This is a collection of diverse readings on themes such as the protection of wilderness and the idea of the wild, the nature of home, and the meaning of community. The book is the product of a two-year effort by The Trust For Public Land to help the organization and the larger conservation movement to more fully understand and directly apply the values of land conservation. The Trust for Public Land has assembled some of the most cogent voices of the past and present to create this unique...

    Trust for Public Land - Source Protection Handbook
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    Item #: 120205 -

      This publication serves as the most expansive and detailed guide for government agencies, water suppliers, and community advocates seeking to implement source water protection programs. The topics covered include identifying source water conservation needs, implementing funded source water programs, and acquiring lands for source water protection. The handbook summarizes research about drinking water and public health, the costs of not protecting water sources, and the management of...

      Home Ground: Language for an American Landscape
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      Item #: 136772 -

        Barry Lopez asked 45 poets and writers to define terms that describe America's land and water forms - phrases like flatiron, bayou, monadnock, kiss tank, meander bar, and everglade. The result is a major enterprise comprising over 850 descriptions, 100 line drawings, and 70 quotations from works by Willa Cather, Truman Capote, John Updike, Cormac McCarthy, and others. Carefully researched and exquisitely written by talents such as Barbara Kingsolver, Lan Samantha Chang, Robert Hass, Terry...

        Trust for Public Land - The Excellent City Park System
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          In this publication, Harnik has expanded data collection to 55 cities and expanded the measures of park excellence to include what he calls "The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Park Systems." Originally published in 2003, the recently reprinted 34-page report provides examples of exceptional practices in the cities studied along with a referral to some of the city park facts collected by the Center for City Park Excellence.

          Trust for Public Land -  Rescuing Wetlands Close to Home: Ten Stories of New England Landowners
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          Item #: 136717 -

            Rescuing Wetlands Close to Home: Ten Stories of New England Landowners celebrates the role of private property owners in preserving natural landscapes and how their efforts connect people to the land and to each other. Told through spectacular pictures, interviews, and editorial insight, Rescuing Wetlands engages readers with profiles of landowners passionate about wetlands conservation and restoration.

            Trust for Public Land - The Connecticut River Watershed
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            Item #: 136760 -

              This report released by The Trust for Public Land highlights the resources of the entire four-state Connecticut River watershed in a way that helps residents to see how their community fits into the larger landscape, and encourages state and federal officials to see the importance of helping communities and investing in land conservation. With beautiful images, compelling maps, and new data and analysis, this 64-page, four-color report is a valuable resource for professionals and citizens...

              Trust for Public Land - Groundswell
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              Item #: 136796 -

                People long for a sense of community in today's fast-paced world, for connections to one another and to natural places of peace and beauty. Quietly, and for more than twenty years, a growing network of community trails, riverfront parks, forests, farms, gardens, and other green spaces has begun to satisfy this hunger, offering welcome refuges in neighborhoods, rural towns, and cities across the country.Benefits of these special projects begin to accrue even in the early planning stages when...

                Trust for Public Land -  The Great Remembering
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                Item #: 136873 -

                  The Great Remembering is an activist's exploration of what land means to our culture. In three essays, "The Extinction of Experience," "Dissent and Defiance," and "Building a New Commons," Peter Forbes traces the roots of our disconnection from place, and from meaningful stories about our lives. He discusses what he terms the "ethics of enough"-the growing trend to slow down and place the quality of our experiences over the quantity of our possessions. It is through preserving our land and...

                  Trust For Public Land - The Story Handbook: A Primer on Language and Storytelling for Land Conservationists
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                  Item #: 136874 -

                    In The Story Handbook, contributors Tim Ahern, William Cronon, John Elder, Peter Forbes, Barry Lopez, and Scott Russell Sanders present us with the power of stories, narratives of people and places, and how those stories can advance the work of land conservation toward creating meaningful change in our culture.As Trust for Public Land president Will Rogers writes in his introduction, "true success in our work means moving land conservation out of the 'emergency room' of last-ditch efforts . ....

                    Trust for Public Land -  Coming to a Troubled Land
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                    Item #: 136899 -

                      The present rate of devastation of our natural world and of healthy lives is unprecedented, and accelerating. The work of conserving land, species, and ways of life is more urgent and vital than ever before. What does it mean to truly conserve land and community life in this era? And why is this so vitally important if we are to heal the divisions in our culture and ourselves, change our patterns of consumption, and reverse the fate of our earth?In three powerful essays, three influential...

                      Trust for Public Land -  The Conservation Program Handbook
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                      Item #: 138205 -

                        From 1988 through 2008, voters nationwide approved nearly $54 billion for park, open space, and other conservation purposes. Despite substantial funding for land protection, there has not been a book available to guide officials as they implement voter mandates, until now. The Conservation Program Handbook was researched and written in response to numerous requests to The Trust for Public Land from community leaders seeking guidance with how to effectively and efficiently conserve iconic local...

                        Trust for Public Land - Urban Green: Innovative Parks for Resurgent Cities
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                        Item #: 138342 -

                          For years American urban parks fell into decay due to disinvestment, but as cities began to rebound-and evidence of the economic, cultural, and health benefits of parks grew- investment in urban parks swelled. The U.S. Conference of Mayors recently cited meeting the growing demand for parks and open space as one of the biggest challenges for urban leaders today. It is now widely agreed that the U.S. needs an ambitious and creative plan to increase urban parklands.Urban Green explores new and...